Visvesvaraya Science Museum
This museum was established on 11th November 1962, and is a tribute to Sir.M. Vishvesvarya (1861 – 1962), who was an “Engineer Statesman”. The museum was handed to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in the year of 1962. The council has a chain of 28 centers spread all over India.
The main objective of this museum is to popularize science, and make it easy to follow through various working exhibits. The museum has various floors which displays one scientific discipline in depth.
There are various galleries like:
- Engine hall,
- Electro- Technic gallery,
- Fun Science gallery etc.
- The “Engine hall”, gallery features various automobiles, machines used in industry, a jet aircraft engine and other mechanical devices.
- The “Electro – Technic”, gallery teaches and shows the basic principles of electricity, electronics and communication. This gallery showcases, the Barlow’s wheel, Faraday’s ring, the Tesla coil and the Van de Graaff Generator, just to name a few exhibits.
- The “Fun Science”, gallery has exhibits of sound, optics, fluids, maths and perception. Here you can see the exhibits on the planetary system, a working model of a helicopter, a whispering dish etc.
- The “Space gallery”, showcases the history of “Space Exploration” and has exhibits of “Rocket Science”.
- The “Bio- technology” hall, has exhibits featuring all about the basics of Bio- tech applications in daily life.
- The “Dinosaur floor”, has a moving replica of a species of the “Spinosaurus”.
- The BEL hall of Electronics, has exhibits on all electronic items.
- “Science for Children”, has exhibits that help children to learn science in a play way method. There is a giant piano where children may dance to play the music on the piano.
If you visit Bangalore any time, then this is a great museum to visit, but you must earmark at least 3 hours to see and appreciate this museum. It is good for all the students to visit this museum, because it is a treasure trove of knowledge.
Future plans of the MuseumThe museum is planning to have a “nano lab gallery”, where students can learn the basics of nano-science, which is useful in the field of medicine. But the plans are in a nascent stage and has not got the Government’s approval as yet.
Address: 10 am to 6 pm daily. ( Closed on Deepawali and Ganesh Chathurthi festivals ).
Address – No 52, Kasturba Road, Bangalore.
Landmark – Near Mc Donald’s.
Phone no – 91 – 80 - 22866200